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UPSC Civil Services IAS IPS Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Union Public service commission conducts two exams to select candidates. they are, Preliminary Examination (prelims)Paper-I Paper-II and Mains Examination.(Mains) cum Interview.Here we are providing coaching for UPSC CSE Syllabus for Prelims and Upsc Civil Services Syllabus for Mains. There will be a separate syllabus for IAS, IPS, IFS, Grade A other cadres. Here we are conducting coaching for complete UPSC Civil Services Syllabus.Upsc Civil services syllabus for Prelims Exams mainly consists of 2 papers, Paper 1&2. The topics that are covered in these 2 papers are enclosed below

  • Part A Prelims Exams.
  • Paper-1: 1 Current Event of National and International importance.
  • 2 History of India and Indian National Movement
  • 3 Indian and world Geography
  • 4 Indian polity and Governance
  • 5 Economic and social Development
  • 6 General Science
  • Paper-2:
  • 1 Comprehension
  • 2 Interpersonal skills including communication skills
  • 3 Logical Reasoning and analytical ability
  • 4 Decision making and problem solving
  • 5 General Mental Ability
  • 6 English language comprehension skills
Paper-3: Upsc Civils Services Syllabus Pdf Mains Paper 3 mainly consists General Studies II. General Studeis II: 1. Governance 2. Constitution 3. Polity 4. Social Justice 5. International Relations
General Studies IV: 1. Ethics 2. Integrity 3. Aptitude The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree. Syllabi of the papers included in the scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination. Paper-6 to Paper-7: Optional Subject Syllabus for Main Examination. is below 1 Agriculture 2 Botany 3 Chemistry 4 Civil Engineering 5 Commerce and Accountancy 6 Economics 7 Electrical Engineering 8 Geography 9 Geology 10 History 11 Law 12 Mathematics 13 Mechanical Engineering 14 Medical Science 15 Philosophy 16 Physics 17 Political Science and international Relations 18 Public Administration 19 Statics 20 Sociology

From 2011 Civil Services Preliminary Exams Optional Subjects Were Removed.

The Preliminary Examination shall now comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each and of two hours duration each. Preliminary Exam is meant to serve as the screening stage/qualifying round only. The exam is held in the month of May every year and it consists of two objective type papers which carry a maximum of 400 marks in the following manner

•a) General Studies - 200 Marks & 2 hours in duration • b) Aptitude - 200 Marks & 2 hours in duration.Syllabus for the Prelims:

  • Paper I History of India and Indian National Movement. Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic geography of India and the World.Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc. General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialization.General Science Current events of national and international importance
  • Paper II Comprehension o Interpersonal skills including communication skills; Logical reasoning and analytical ability,Decision making and problem solving,General mental ability,Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude etc.) (Class X level),Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data sufficiency etc. -Class X level),English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level),Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from English language only without providing Hindi translation thereof in the question paper

Civil Services Mains Exams

The Main Examination consists of 2 stages. The first stage is the written part and the second stage is the Personality Test, popularly known as the Interview. Main exams consist of 9 papers. The first 2 papers are English Language and Indian Language papers. A candidate has to qualify in these papers and the marks secured in these 2 papers are not reckoned for the purpose of ranking.
The remaining 7 papers are 1) Essay -250 Marks,
2) General Studies (GS) Paper I -250 Marks,
3) GS Paper II - 250 Marks,
4) GS Paper III - 250 Marks,
5) GS Paper IV - 250 Marks and 2 papers in 1 Optional (250 Marks Each) to be selected from among the list of Optionals mentioned in the notification. Notes
a) The papers on Indian Languages and English will be of Matriculation or equivalent standard and will be of qualifying nature only. The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking.
b) The paper-Ion Indian Languages will not, however, be compulsory for candidates hailing from the North-Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland and also for candidates hailing from the State of Sikkim. CIVIL SERVICES MAINS EXAMINATION SYLLABUS FROM 2013

The Civil Services Main Examination is intended to assess the overall intellectual traits and depth of understanding of candidates rather than merely the range of their information and memory. The nature and standard of questions in the General Studies papers (Paper II to Paper V) will be such that a well-educated person will be able to answer them without any specialized study. The questions will be such as to test a candidate’s general awareness of a variety of subjects, which will have relevance for a career in Civil Services. The questions are likely to test the candidate’s basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio- economic goals, objectives and demands. The candidates must give relevant, meaningful and succinct answers. The scope of the syllabus for optional subject papers (Paper VI and Paper VII) for the examination is broadly of the honours degree level i.e. a level higher than the bachelors’ degree and lower than the masters’ degree. In the case of Engineering, Medical Science and law, the level corresponds to the bachelors’ degree.Syllabi of the papers included in the scheme of Civil Services (Main) Examination are given as follows:-

PAPER-I Essay: Candidates will be required to write an essay on a specific topic. The choice of subjects will be given. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given for effective and exact expression.

PAPER-II General Studies- I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society. Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. · Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues · The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors /contributions from different parts of the country. · Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country · History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism,capitalism, socialism etc.- their forms and effect on the society. · Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. · Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. · Effects of globalization on Indian society · Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism. · Salient features of world’s physical geography .· Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) · Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami, Volcanic activity, cyclone etc., geographical features and their location- changes in critical geographical features (including water bodies and ice-caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

PAPER-III General Studies- II: Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations. Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. · Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein.· Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.· Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries· Parliament and State Legislatures - structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers· & privileges and issues arising out of these. Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.· Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.· Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various· Constitutional Bodies. Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies· Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.· Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders· Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.· Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.· Issues relating to poverty and hunger.· Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency· & accountability and institutional and other measures. Role of civil services in a democracy.· India and its neighborhood- relations.· Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests· Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.· Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

PAPER-IV General Studies-III: Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment. Inclusive growth and issues arising from it. Government Budgeting. Major crops cropping patterns in various parts of the country, different types of irrigation and irrigation systems storage, transport and marketing of agricultural produce and issues and related constraints e-technology in the aid of farmers Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing. Food processing and related industries in India- scope and significance, location, upstream and downstream requirements, supply chain management. Land reforms in India. Effects of liberalization on the economy, changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc. Investment models. Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights. Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessmentDisaster and disaster management. Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

PAPER-V General Studies- IV: Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude This paper will include questions to test the candidates’ attitude and approach to issues relating to integrity, probity in public life and his problem solving approach to various issues and conflicts faced by him in dealing with society. Questions may utilise the case study approach to determine these aspects. The following broad areas will be covered. Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.· Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.· Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker s·ections. Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance.· Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.· Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns· and dilemmas in government and private institutions; laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance; accountability and ethical governance; strengthening of ethical and moral values in governance; ethical issues in international relations and funding; corporate governance. Probity in Governance: Concept of public service; Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.